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The Season of Beasts!

For keen freshwater angler Josiah Atkinson, this time of year means one thing: big trout. Below, he offers a few tips for catching trophy fish in autumn. It’s getting colder at night, the leaves are turning brown and the light is starting to fade. Autumn. The season of beasts! Autumn...
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Climbing to New Heights

Rock climbing is a sport on the rise in New Zealand. Below, Steve Dickinson gives us an insight into what’s going in the world of climbing, and provides some great tips for those thinking of giving it a go. Climbing was once the pursuit of outlaws, social rebels and the...
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Paris Ternent-James

There is very little that phases Paris Ternent-James, but when you’re one of the 3% of construction tradespeople in NZ who are women, I suppose not much can. Paris is in her third year of a building apprenticeship, working for MD Brown in the Wairarapa, and has no plans for...
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Riding the Ghost

Competitive mountain biker James Kirkham unsurprisingly spends a lot of his free weekends exploring New Zealand’s trails. Here, he takes us through a recent trip to one of the best: the Old Ghost Road… Not far from the sleepy town of Murchison lies some of the best multiday mountain biking...
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HOW TO CATCH KINGFISH

Everyone loves catching kingfish – they grow big, fight hard and make good eating. With the warm water beginning to slowly cool, the next few months are a prime time to target chunky kingies. This issue, Nick Jones provides a crash-course on what you can do to increase your chances!...
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Kawasaki Mule SX XC

Anyone that manages a property of notable size needs an accomplice of some sort – a ride or die companion that gets the job done day in and day out. Some use quad bikes, others tractors, dogs or even horses. Josh Rudd, however, reviews another type of vehicle which appears...
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BBQ Chicken Lollipops

BBQ chicken lollipops are a simple-to-master crowd pleaser. Kerren Packer tells us how to whip up these tasty treats. Difficulty: Novice (experimentation encouraged) Prep time: 20mins Cook time: 60-70mins Serves: 6 Ingredients: • 12 x plump chicken drumsticks (hint: Aussie Butcher) • ¼ cup of honey, golden syrup or maple...
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BOW HUNTING IDAHO BULL ELK

It was September, and Ant Niterl had geared up for what was going to be a mega experience in the wilderness bow hunting bull elk for 12 days in Idaho, United States of America. With only three months of slamming arrows into homemade targets, I found myself alongside Ben Tuamata...
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Ben Afeaki

Ben Afeaki, or 'Bigs' to his mates, is a great bloke who has already achieved a great deal in his life. Nick Jones caught up with the former All Black and discusses his scaffolding business, rugby life, fishing and diving. Ben’s story could have been one of sorrow, with his...
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WATSON ON THE WATER

A lifelong love of the water has taken Paul Watson many places around the world and provided lasting memories and friendships but it’s his volunteer work for the New Zealand Coastguard that has taken his love of the ole’ briny full circle. After recently celebrating 30 years at Rheem, Watson...
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